Microsoft split in two!
Posted on: 06/07/2000 11:34 PM

Yup, the mystery is over. Zdnet is reporting that six months after declaring Microsoft an abusive monopolist, Judge Jackson signed off on a proposal to split the company into two parts. One is going to sell operating systems, and the other applications.
Jackson also placed a series of restrictions on Microsoft's conduct for at least three years. They would prevent Microsoft from restricting computer makers who seek to modify computer startup screens; force the company to disclose technology that will let applications make products that work smoothly with its operating systems; and forbid Microsoft from taking actions that knowingly interfere with the performance of competitors' products.
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